Piero Golia
Piero Golia
20 Feb – 24 Mar 2007


Piero Golia, Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY, 2007

Golia’s work is the reaction of an existential decision reached from the point of no return. He expresses the heroic poetry of the extreme gesture - the challenge of completing a nearly impossible feat or legendary action, something between the romantic hero of tragedies and an alchemist. The artist once moved the façade of a building from Amsterdam to hang it on a gallery wall in Paris, he climbed a palm tree and refused to come down until someone bought his work eight hours later and he has convinced a woman to tattoo his image on her back. Last year Golia vanished from New York for one month leaving no trace of his whereabouts or proof of his existence, only to reappear in Copenhagen one month later. This exhibition will create a sensory experience for the viewer where anxiety, anticipation and expectation all play a role.


Roberta Smith Last Chance Piero Golia The New York Times Mar 2007R.C. Baker Best in Show Recommendations by R.C. The Village Voice Mar 2007